As a 50+ year old woman with ‘creaky, cranky knees’ that hadn’t been to the gym since pre Covid, I took a chance and signed up for Milo’s new class – Full Body Circuit Training, which said “from athlete to first time exerciser, everyone is welcome”. I was definitely intimidated at the first class as I saw the exercises she was proposing, however, she offered different options for lower impact moves, or comparable exercises more appropriate to beginners. I decided to stick with it. The exercises were challenging and definitely pushed me outside my comfort zone. After 5 weeks of class, I departed on my first African Safari, which involved lugging heavy bags through airports, climbing in and out of tall Jeep’s requiring high step overs and steep step downs, and a lot of walking on uneven surfaces. I realized that Milo’s class had made a significant improvement in my leg strength, my core strength, and my knees felt better than they have in years! Wow! What a win that was! Even though I am an avid walker, I had not been incorporating any strength exercises into my routine. Full Body Circuit does just that and I would encourage other women my age and older to give it a try. Don’t be afraid and be sure to express any concerns directly to Milo so she can help you modify the exercises to meet your individual needs.
~ Wendy A.